Large school football roundup: Porchivina rushes for Casa record 301 yards

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

John Porchivina ran for a school record 301 yards Friday night as Casa Grande remained unbeaten with a 42-28 victory against visiting Windsor.

It broke the record of 287 yards set by Joe Trombetta in 2003.

Three of Porchivina’s runs were for touchdowns. He accounted for both the Gauchos’ scores in the first quarter, the first from 36 yards out and the second from 83 away.

His third touchdown came in the fourth quarter and gave Casa a 28-14 lead. Both teams scored twice in the final quarter.

“Porchivina is one of the most physical players I’ve coached,” Trent Herzog said.

“The offensive line played super in front of him. They opened holes at the line of scrimmage and John did the rest.”

Playing on the line were: Miles Gardea, Brendan Jackson, Julian Lopez, Peter Parrick, Greg Poteracke and Alec Runge.

The Gauchos are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the NBL. They’ve clinched at least a tie for the league crown and can win it outright with a victory against Cardinal Newman on Friday.

MONTGOMERY 39, MARIA CARRILLO 30

At Maria Carrillo, Logan Francavilla ran for four touchdowns and 198 yards to lead the visiting Vikings to victory.

The senior’s longest scoring run came in the fourth quarter from 35 yards out and put Montgomery ahead, 39-22.

“After a couple of off weeks, we got the offense going again,” coach Dean Haskins said.

“We worked hard all week in practice on it.”

The Vikings got a boost on defense with the return of Anthony Bautista from an injury.

“He played great and gave us a lift,” Haskins said.

Montgomery is 5-1 in the NBL and 8-1 overall. Carrillo drops to 3-6 and 2-4.

Afterward, Carrillo coach Jay Higgins was frustrated.

“The kids played hard but it was a combination of mental errors and not getting breaks that made the difference,” he said. “We made a furious effort at the end to make it close, but couldn’t pull it out.”

UKIAH 36, SANTA ROSA 12

At Ukiah, Cheyenne Noda and Koa Sibley both rushed for more than 100 yards as the Wildcats won their first league game.

Noda finished with 130 and Sibley had 101.

Chandler Rickel also had an outstanding game. The 165-pound senior ran the second half kickoff back 94 yards for a touchdown and earlier caught a 58-yard scoring pass from Noda.

“Rickel also had two punt returns that were nearly touchdowns,” coach Jeff Burrell said.

Ukiah’s league record is now 1-5. The Wildcats are 3-6 overall.

Santa Rosa drops to 2-7 and 0-6.

SONOMA VALLEY 55, ELSIE ALLEN 6

At Elsie Allen, the Dragons broke the game open with 27 points in the second quarter.
Quarterback Dan Deely had a hand in his team’s first five touchdowns. He ran for two and passed for the other three.

Sonoma is 7-2 and 4-1 in league. Elsie Allen fell to 1-8 and 0-5.

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